I - Dong Ba Market - one of the oldest markets in Hue
Dong Ba Market, which existed for over 100 years, is currently located on the north bank of the Perfume River, between Truong Tien Bridge and Gia Hoi Bridge.
Dong Ba market - Source: Luu Ly
Covering an area of 47,614m2 with 3 floors, Dong Ba Market is not only a normal trading place but also is a famous attraction with unique architecture mixed Vietnamese & French style, in which a big clock tower is the highlight and symbol of this market.
Shopping at Dong Ba market - Source: Johorkaki
There are quite a lot of things to see and buy at this Hue market from consumer goods, clothes to delicious dishes and local specialties.
- The 1st floor: Vietnamese specialties such as fish sauce and dried seafood.
- The 2nd floor: Many exquisite handicrafts such as Vietnamese conical hats, jewelry & accessories, and pottery products.
- The 3rd floor: fabrics, silk, clothes, and Vietnamese traditional dresses (Ao Dai)
Hue noodle soup at Dong Ba market - Source: Uncle#
Outside of this market in Hue is a street full of food and specialties from Hue cuisine. Special dishes such as Nam Pho bread soup, Van Cu noodle soup, pork spring vermicelli, spring rolls, and sugar cane juices.
- Address: No.2 Tran Hung Dao street, Phu Hoi ward, Hue city
- Opening time: 3am - 8pm
II - To Hien Thanh market
About 700m from Dong Ba market, passing Gia Hoi bridge, To Hien Thanh Bulb market opens once a week like a fair.
To Hien Thanh market - Source: Peter Gonzalez
This is just a small gathering place selling cheap or second-hand clothes. The space in this market is decorated with electric bulbs and swings in a young and romantic style.
- Address: No.26 To Hien Thanh street, Hue city
- Opening hours: 4pm -10pm
III - Xep market - top bustling markets in Hue
Xep market - Source: Internet
Xep market includes clothing shops selling fashionable items of all kinds such as clothes, shoes, hats.. with cheap prices. You can buy many items at a price of less than 100,000 VND/item ($4.32). There are a lot of fresh tropical fruits and food stalls at this market.
- Address: Nhat Le street, Thuan Loc ward, Hue city - 1.1km from Dong Ba market
- Opening hours: 5am - 7pm
IV - Nguyen Dinh Chieu market - an impressive night market in Hue
Nguyen Dinh Chieu street is a street food paradise in Hue, at which you can enjoy hundreds of tasty dishes such as noodle soup, local rice cakes, sweet soup & deserts, and local Banh Mi.
Nguyen Dinh Chieu night market - Source: Duli
After dining in this Hue street food market, you can walk around to buy some nice souvenirs and admire the Huong river. Taking a boat sailing on the river and listening to Hue folk songs is a great experience.
- Address: Nguyen Dinh Chieu street, Phu Hoi ward, Hue city - right next to Truong Tien bridge
- Opening hours: 4pm - 10pm
V - Ben Ngu market
Ben Ngu market is also one of the famous markets selling all daily necessities, and food at cheap prices. This market in Hue has typical colors of the ancient capital of Hue, associated with the daily life of the people. You can visit the market to discover the daily life of the local people and enjoy the specialties of Hue cuisine at extremely cheap prices.
- Address: No.80 Phan Boi Chau street, Vinh Ninh ward, Hue city
- Opening hours: 6am - 6pm
VI - Tay Loc market - one of the biggest markets in Hue
Tay Loc market is located in the northwestern part of Hue city, near the Tay Loc church. The market is the main trading place of the locals.
Tay Loc market - Source: TRT Tube
The traditional Vietnamese market atmosphere is a great thing to explore here. The market is like a supermarket with various kinds of products and items such as food, fabrics, clothes, furniture. Food stalls in this market in Hue are the best spots to drop at which you have a chance to taste all kinds of famous Hue foods at super cheap prices. Top dishes to try are Banh bot loc (rice flour dumplings), Hue beef noodle soup or vermicelli, and Hue deserts.
- Address: No.209 Nguyen Trai street, Tay Loc ward, Hue city
- Opening hours: 6am - 7pm
VII - An Cuu market - top Hue markets to visit
The market was established on the banks of the An Cuu River from the time of Minh Mang, bustling with Vietnamese and Chinese people trading. Up to now, this place is still one of the busiest markets in the south of Hue city.
An Cuu Market is one of the ideal places to experience Hue specialties such as grilled pork vermicelli, turmeric vermicelli, and a variety of rice cakes and fresh fruits.
- Address: Hung Vuong street, An Cuu, Hue City
- Opening hours: 6am - 9pm
Visiting local markets in Hue Vietnam not only gives tourists a chance to explore the tasty food or take some interesting things but also offers a fascinating insight into the local culture of Hue people.